We inducted local Star Wars comic artist Jim Hall into the tribe this weekend.
SMT/Suspicious Mind Trick members Tim Brown, me, Nicki Howe, and Traci Brown (Rhonda Platania and Mike Peltonen not pictured) made local artist Jim Hall and Honorary Member of the Memphis Star Wars Fan Force.
Jim was signing copies of his latest comic “Star Wars: Purge- Seconds To Die” at Comics and Collectibles here in Memphis.
Jim had some original comic art on hand for folks to check out.
He also had comic scripts there, too- so Tim, Traci, and Nicki finally got to see a John Ostrander script in person.
SMT president/Memphis Star Wars Fan Force Chapter Rep Nicki “Darth Sunshine” did the honors of presenting Jim with his official certificate for his wok on Star Wars comics Purge and X-Wing Rogue Squadron.
The first Honorary SMT Member was Billy Dee Williams. Since then Star Wars comic writers John Ostrander and John Jackson Miller, comic book artist Dean Zachary, and fan Anakin Grayson Wade have been inducted here in Memphis.
Speaking of Honorary Members, Dean Zachary (artist on Star Wars:KOTOR) stopped by the shop to check out the signing (and talk about Wonder Woman with Nicki). He and Jim both have been doing comics here for years now for Dark Horse, DC, Marvel, and more!
Congrats to Jim, and welcome to the tribe- MTFBWYA!
We’ll have a Blues Christmas on Broad Avenue!
Time for another “first annual” Broad Avenue Art Walk-
This Friday, December 4th from 6-9pm, George Hunt will be the featured artist at West Memorials (my day job- 2481 Broad Ave.). His show “Blues on Broad” will be part of the First Annual Broad Avenue Holiday Art Walk. George is well known for his great blues/jazz/Memphis themed paintings. (Imagine if Picasso had grown up as the son of a southern share-cropper.)
Works by more than twenty local and national-based artists will be featured at studios and galleries in the area including Odessa (2613 Broad), T Clifton (2571 Broad), MetalWorks (2537 Broad), Splash Creative (2574 Sam Cooper Blvd.), Wilmot Originals (1615 Broad), and Studio 2557 (2557 Broad).
The walk occurs in the area bounded by Sam Cooper Blvd. and Broad Ave., between Hollywood and Collins Street just off Sam Cooper Boulevard. In addition to the all the art, participants can enjoy food and drink specials at The Cove (2559 Broad) and Broadway Pizza (2581 Broad), as well as music by blues band Darren J. and Blakkat Bone and refreshments at West Memorials (2481 Broad).
For more info click here.
Type at ya later,